Australias largest small ship cruise specialist, Cruise Traveller, has halved fees to just 90 per month and introduced exclusive supplier training for its industry-first custom web solution The Small Ship Collective TSSC to help travel agents benefit from robust, post-pandemic interest in boutique voyages.
Launched by Cruise Traveller last year and designed to help any travel agent grow their cruise business and make them a small ship cruise specialist, The Small Ship Collective is the only travel advisory program dedicated to Australia’s rapidly growing small ship cruise market.
Cruise Traveller Managing Director, Craig Bowen, said monthly fees for The Small Ship Collective had been halved and exclusive cruise line training was now offered each month to TSSC members to help agents get onboard the boom in boutique voyages.
More agents than ever are now joining The Small Ship Collective which we purposely designed to maximise the growth of our trade partners post-pandemic and enhance their client’s travel experiences. Mr Bowen said more travellers are now seeking the space, freedom, accessibility, eco-sustainability and personal service that smaller ships offer and The Small Ship Collective offers immediate access to this lucrative market.
Small ships definitely offer agents new and bigger revenue sources. It’s a lucrative, low-volume, high-yield business that any agent can now tap into via The Small Ship Collective, which offers agents a complete suite of tools and extensive support from Cruise Traveller to quickly make them a professional in the small ship market.
The Small Ship Collective offers agents a personalised website branded with their own logo. The cruise content platform can be tailored by the agent to feature the cruise lines and destinations they choose and can also include auto price feeds direct from large-ship cruise lines, creating a complete cruise solution for independent agents.
Along with small and expedition-style cruises, a Small Ship Collective personalised site also gives agents the ability to include large ships from mainstream and boutique cruise lines in their product range.
This gives cruise specialist agents a truly comprehensive portfolio of itineraries for their guests. Agents in the Small Ship Collective group will also enjoy preferred commissions on Cruise Traveller-provided products, specialist training, famil opportunities, onboard guest benefits from selected cruise lines, monthly marketing updates including customisable flyers, banners and social media tiles, a dedicated Key Partnership Manager, a priority toll-free reservations line and the ability to retain any existing affiliations.
Written by: Jill Walsh
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